Exclusive: 4 Nigerian Covid-19 Survivors Reveal Drugs Used In Curing Them

This follows the recent revelations by some high-profile Nigerian COVID-19 survivors, who spoke about the drugs administered on them during their treatment at different isolation centres.

Doyin Okupe

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Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed drugs used to treat him while he battled COVID-19.
Okupe, in a statement on his Facebook page, confirmed that he and his wife, tested positive on April 23.
They were discharged from the Isolation ward in Ogun State after spending about two weeks.

Nigerian Covid-19 Survivors Doyin Okupe Reveal Drugs used In Curing Him

Giving update on his recovery, Okupe took to his official Twitter account to disclose drugs used to cure him of the virus.

His tweet read: “My medications for Covid-19. Hydroxychloroquine 400mg twice daily for 2days then 400mg daily for 3days.

“Azithromycin 500mg fly, Zinc sulphate 100mg dly. VitzC 1200mg daily.”
He added that “I supported with a mixture of ginger, garlic, tumeric and lemon.

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“There is no global consensus among the scientists or medical experts on any one treatment regime. No credible scientific research document is presently available or acceptable 4 treatment of COVID-19.
“Key factor is the immune status of the patient. Boost your immunity with known supplements.”

Raymond Dokpesi

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Media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, has demanded explanations from medical experts on what type of disease coronavirus really is.

There have been debates across the world over the similarities of the illness to malaria.

This has led to warnings against the use of a malaria drug Chloroquine by health officials and bodies.

On Thursday, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) restated its warning about the medication.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, said: “Nobody should buy chloroquine and use. If you have COVID-19, go to a doctor. We have warned Nigerians, do not take chloroquine”.

But after he was discharged, Dokpesi, the founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM, declared that he was confused.

Dokpesi Speaks On How Confused He Is Over Malaria Drugs USed In Curing Him

He said: “I still have doubts in my mind and I need to be educated. What’s the difference between COVID-19 and malaria? Every drug we were given were malaria medications.

“A number of persons who tested positive were checked in reputable labs, hospitals in Abuja and were found to have malaria parasites in their bloodstreams. When did malaria become synonymous with COVID-19?”

Daily Post reports that for now, the only authorized treatment for the pandemic is Remdesivir.

However, Remdesivir is limited in supply, a situation that has caused countries to seek alternative antidotes.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that Madagascar must scientifically test its solution for coronavirus.

Madagascar had commenced shipment of the herbal remedy called, “COVID Organics” to African nations including Nigeria.

Last week, a team of experts announced the discovery of a mixture they said proved effective.

The combination includes two antiviral drugs and one immune system booster.

Gov. Bala Mohammed

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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has authorized the use of anti-malaria drugs, Chloroquine and Zithromax for the purpose of treating Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Governor said he is ready to take responsibility for any consequence of approving such drugs.

Bala, who was the COVID-19 index case in the state, revealed that he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax.”

The Governor stated this while providing an update on COVID-19 in the State at the Government House, Bauchi on Thursday

Gov Bala Approves Use Of Malaria Drugs For Treating of Covid-19

“Our medical team is using their own ingenuity to use chloroquine and Zithromax to treat the patients, even though in some places, they said it is against the protocol,” he said.

“As the governor, I’m taking responsibility for that because I don’t want anyone to die.

“I have given you the directive that you must use something that I have used to get well, just as you have used for all other cases that got well.

“Rather than saying that something is harmful, we should not follow what the white people are saying by not taking anything and die.

“We are used to taking chloroquine in Nigeria. We are going to use them. We have taken responsibility and I have taken responsibility.

“Zithromax and chloroquine are not harmful to our body, our physiological system has adapted to it. If you are having a fever you take chloroquine,” he said.

Shehu Sani Raises Questions Over All This

A former Nigerian lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the revelations made by these discharged Coronavirus patients or rather suffice to say, Nigerian Covid-19 survivors.

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In a tweet on Friday night, the former lawmaker wondered why Nigeria seems to be succeeding in the use of these drugs to tackle the dreaded COVID-19 while other nations are failing.

Shehu Sani Raises Concern Over Claims By Nigerian Covid-19 survivors

“High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and many others who went into Isolation revealed that they were treated with chloroquine, fully recovered and discharged.

“How come we are succeeding and countries with advanced medical systems are failing and falling to the same virus? What is happening?” he tweeted.

Earlier, he had said, “Treated and discharged, treated and discharged. Why are we really too scared and panicky about what we can easily treat and discharge within days, if actually what we are treating and discharging is the same thing that is scaring us?

“And why is the World not taking notice of us but Madagascar?”

Nigerian govt warns Recovered Patients Not To Reveal Drugs Used On Them

The federal government has told COVID-19 survivors to stop giving details of the drugs used for their treatment, so they don’t encourage self-medication.

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the plea at a press briefing in Abuja.

This follows recent revelations by some high-profile survivors, who spoke about the drugs administered on them during their treatment.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, expressed concern that some of the testimonies disclosing the prescription for treatment could encourage patients to indulge in self-medication instead of seeking help from health authorities.

Boss Mustapha Warns Nigerian Covid-19 Survivors

“The PTF congratulates and appreciates the testimonies of Nigerians who have recovered from COVID-19, which has given us more insights and further strengthens the need to adhere strictly to guidelines issued.

“However, an emerging issue from all these testimonies is the issue of prescription for treatments. We should always remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 mimic some illnesses we already know but treating the symptoms is not the same as treating the virus. For this reason, we strongly discourage self-medication,” Mustapha said.

He also said that five states in Nigeria were currently participating in the ongoing World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated solidarity trial to find a cure for the pandemic, saying that at the end of this trial, relevant health authorities would make statements on acceptable drugs for treating COVID-19.

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